TRP News: Let your voice be heard

We know that driving might be necessary some of the time, but when it isn’t, we’d like to know what would get you to use an alternative mode (transit, bus, bike, or walk) instead of driving alone for work commutes. 

rideIf you haven’t already taken the survey via the December 20th email blast, please complete this new, short Survey Monkey questionnaire by January 13, 2017 so we can receive your feedback and possibly address employee needs regarding work commutes. To add a smile to your day, after submitting this new survey, check out a page of jokes from some well-known comedians!

Transit News

Remember, Sun Tran, Sun Link and Sun Shuttle implemented a new fare structure that went into effect January 2. Our subsidized 30-day passes went from $42 to $45 for full fare and from $56 to $60 for Express fare. For more details, visit the Sun Tran website.

Over the next six months, 120 Sun Tran bus stops will be refurbished and five new shelters will be installed at locations throughout Tucson. See the news release and map here.

Healthy Air “Drive-Less Pledge” Continues

Take the pledge this quarter (January through March) and you could win $100 from PDEQ’s Clean Air Program. Pledge to use alternate modes (carpool, bus, bike, or walk) or skip trips in your motor vehicle for a chance at two $100 gift card prizes each quarter.
Spread the word – this is open to all Pima County residents who are at least 18 years old.

PAG Sun Rideshare Rewards 

Carpool Karaoke – Check out the prize-winning video Health Department’s Brian Eller and his family made for Rideshare Week:
Check to see who used alternate modes of transportation and won prizes last month. Enter your alt mode trips in the Sun Rideshare Rewards Program for a chance to win gift cards this month. All alt mode trips count, not just for your work commutes!

Free Emergency Ride Home

If the reason you don’t use an alternate mode is that you are worried about an emergency situation, Pima Association of Governments has a solution for that – and more.
Great resources are available to reduce single occupant vehicles including their Sun Rideshare Rewards Program, Guaranteed Ride Home Program, carpool matchlist, and vanpool subsidy make it easier to leave your car home more often while still getting around.

Sign Up for Alternative Mode News and Info

Sign up to be on a list serve for occasional timely news about your alternate mode of choice. Contact: Visit the TRP intranet site for information about transit, biking, walking, carpooling and vanpooling for work commutes; free emergency taxi ride home; health effects from air pollution; and background information. 
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